BAE Systems has been awarded a $434 million-year contract to integrate night vision and thermal targeting technology into head-worn goggles for the U.S. Army.
The contract has a $35 million initial value and was awarded through the military branch’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and Family of Weapon Sight-Individual program, BAE said Monday.
With current technology U.S. troops use two different devices — night vision goggles for situational awareness and a weapon-mounted thermal sight for targeting.
BAE Systems’ new solution of integrating night vision and thermal targeting capabilities into one sight displayed on the soldiers’ goggles, will allow troops to more easily acquire targets and engage faster.
BAE will manufacture the integrated ENVG III/FWS-I systems at the firm’s Hudson, New Hampshire, facility.
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